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Crime and Safety in Yarm

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Yarm is among the top 10 safest small towns in North Yorkshire, and is the 93rd most dangerous overall out of North Yorkshire's 699 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yarm in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to North Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 49% lower than the North Yorkshire rate of 76 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yarm is the 344th safest small town, and the 3,187th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Yarm was the worst small town in North Yorkshire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.56 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Yarm residents, when it was North Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Yarm recorded 1 report of robbery during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for robbery in North Yorkshire that month.

The most common crimes in Yarm are violence and sexual offences, with 193 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 165 offences and a difference of 3.16 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Yarm's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Yarm 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, North Yorkshire

91% lower, regional crime rate

Yorkshire and The Humber

51% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Yarm is 91% lower than Yorkshire and The Humber and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Yarm Crime Rate Over Time

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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Yarm

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151450
202047415
201952465
201848427
201741363
201639350

Crime in Yarm Compared To North Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Yarm This Year

 YarmNorth Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19722.2039,79734.12 54% safer
Bicycle Theft50.561,3371.15 105% safer
Burglary343.834,4883.85 0.52% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson576.4211,6409.98 55% safer
Drugs30.343,0422.61 668% safer
Other Crime161.801,9231.65 8% more dangerous
Other Theft313.496,1465.27 51% safer
Possession of Weapons30.346800.58 71% safer
Public Order566.319,3398.01 27% safer
Robbery10.117130.61 455% safer
Shoplifting293.275,9025.06 55% safer
Vehicle Crime222.483,5243.02 22% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19321.7539,12033.54 54% safer

Yarm Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Haxby18421.95131% safer
Ingleby Barwick84137.3936% safer
Sherburn in Elmet30839.2229% safer
Knaresborough64541.9621% safer
Newby and Scalby46648.046% safer
Yarm45050.70-
Ripon88353.836% more dangerous
Saltburn, Marske and New Marske1,03054.056% more dangerous
Norton-on-Derwent47055.679% more dangerous
Skipton87757.2111% more dangerous
Richmond49959.5615% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yarm

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Recent Crimes in Yarm

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carew CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Central StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caterton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dentdale CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The PinesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Low Church WyndInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Allerton BalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill WyndUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sheepfoote HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SpitalfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Central StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Winter CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Yarm Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21162422 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.680.340.450.56 Getting worse
Burglary2.83.44.73.8 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.364.76 Getting worse
Drugs0.230.681.00.34 Safer
Other Crime0.900.681.11.8 Getting worse
Other Theft64.84.53.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.340.340.34No change
Public Order2.13.366 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.110.110.11No change
Shoplifting693.83.3 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.92.11.72.5No change
Violence and Sexual Offences23221922 Getting worse

Changes In Yarm's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Yarm to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Yarm50.70-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5244% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Yarm During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yarm change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Yarm saw a 400% increase in burglary. Yarm saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+138%+233%+35%+80%+163%+30%+60%+78%+133%
Burglary--60%--+20%+33%+67%-25%+400%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%-40%-71%-50%-40%+40%+50%-+150%-50%
Drugs----+300%-----
Other Crime--------+200%-
Other Theft-50%-75%-67%--13%+125%--50%+100%-33%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-50%+400%+67%-+133%--50%-+50%-
Shoplifting-71%-75%-86%--75%-50%-14%-60%-43%+150%
Vehicle Crime--50%--+50%-33%-+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-14%-48%-20%-38%-57%-19%-22%-+11%+67%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yarm

What police force serves Yarm?
Yarm's local territorial police force is the North Yorkshire Police.

How dangerous is Yarm?
Yarm is among the top 10 safest small towns in North Yorkshire.

What is Yarm's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Yarm are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Yarm?
Yarm's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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